Small businesses are the engine of economic growth that provide good jobs and benefits for North Carolinians. Excessive taxes and regulations on businesses put the brakes on growth and discourage companies from expanding or relocating to our area. North Carolina is already the best state in America to start a business, create jobs, and raise a family, but we have to keep improving to remain at the top. As a business owner for 24 years, I’ve created hundreds of great jobs. In the State Senate, I’ll cut government impediments to growth and help bring more good-paying jobs to Wake County.